Hole-istic Golf, with Craig Davies and Sean Foley

Sean Foley and Tiger Woods. Photo credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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On this episode of Playing with Science, we take to the course, the golf course. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with performance optimizer Dr. Craig Davies and world-renowned golf coach Sean Foley. Craig and Sean have influenced and improved the games of some of the best players in the world including Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, and Tiger Woods. You’ll hear Sean explain how his coaching techniques have changed throughout the years. We explore the biomechanics, kinesiology, and technology that go into getting the best results out of an athlete. Find out more on the evolution of the professional golfer and how that impacts how current players train and perform. Discover more about finding mobility in a golf swing and how hyper-mobility can be detrimental. We also talk about the complex decision-making process that a player must make when playing in a major championship. All that, plus we discuss the importance of the center of mass on the golf club when hitting a shot, the metric of “Strokes Gained,” and what the future looks like in golf training and coaching. 

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